Publications

Publications

Over the past years we have written, co-written, and commissioned a number of short publications. We have also assisted and advised others in the writing of books on Rowntree subjects. Our own publications are available to download, and to order in hard copy. We also have stocks of small selection of related publications that we can supply on request.

Joseph Rowntree: A Brief Biography

We highly recommend Chris Titley’s illustrated biography that we commissioned and researched (published in October 2013 by ourselves at The Rowntree Society, jointly with Shire Publications). Contact us if you’d like a copy.

thumbnail of ROWSOC-flyer_LOW RES

 

The Rowntree Legacy: Capitalism, Compassion, Change

We co-wrote The Rowntree Legacy,  together with a Poster Exhibition as part of our Seebohm Rowntree HLF project.

See also the downloadable Factsheet (right) that gives a quick overview to Seebohm’s remarkable achievement as a whole.

Five Rowntree Walks in York

In 2017 we produced a 48-page book of Five Rowntree Walks that give an introduction to the built environment in five areas of York with a strong Rowntree connection. They show the extent to which the family had a hand in shaping the modern city.

A timeline history of New Earswick

Downloadable from this page and available for sale in hard copy at the Folk Hall in New Earswick at a price of £3.

thumbnail of Rowntree Timeline_FINAL

Other related publications (also available from us)

Peter Robson, Fred Rowntree: Architect (Newby Books, 2014)

David Rubenstein, A Quaker Dilemma: The Rowntree Family in the Great War 1914-1918 (Quacks Books, York, 2015)

Anne Vernon, A Quaker Businessman. The Life of Joseph Rowntree 1936-1925 (1958, republished by Sessions Book Trust, 1987)

Support Us

We are a small charity and rely on the generosity of our friends and supporters to run projects. Please join us in expanding this work by making a financial donation. It is easy to pay online (with or without Gift Aid) by clicking the link below, or you can get in touch with us about other ways of giving via  info@rowntreesociety.org.uk

Donate